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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Costa Mesa, CA, United States

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Costa MesaSounds of Hollywood

Howard, Lauridsen, Bernstein
Pacific Symphony; Carl St Clair; Anne Akiko Meyers

Costa MesaRach 2

Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky
Pacific Symphony; Boris Giltburg

Costa MesaJames Ehnes & Orion Weiss

James Ehnes; Orion Weiss

Costa MesaCinematic Violin

Howard, Bernstein
Pacific Symphony; Anne Akiko Meyers

Costa MesaMormon Tabernacle Choir

Orchestra at Temple Square; Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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Whipped Cream, Ratmansky

Scene from Whipped Cream © Gene Schiavone
American Ballet Theatre's Whipped Cream should be seen for Ryden's sets and costumes alone. A free-floating eye and a sweetshop whose ingredients come to life create a very surreal world.
***11
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Strauss' Vienna given the Hollywood treatment

Jeremy Denk © Michael Wilson
Jeremy Denk's take on Brahms didn't impress Brahms, the Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor proving an unequal, if refreshing, contest. 
***11
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Pacific Chorale celebrates Alexander's last season

John Alexander © Pacific Chorale
In “five large symphonic movements”, the performance had a celebratory air, poised somewhere between Mahler's “Resurrection” Symphony and Mozart's Requiem.
****1
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Pacific Symphony at its best

Arnaud Sussmann © Carlin Ma
The Mozart was a immaculately smooth performance teased out with historically-informed ornaments and trills and turns. 
*****
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Renée in the OC: Fleming opens Pacific Symphony season

Renée Fleming and Carl St Clair © Nick Koon
Renée Fleming joins the Pacific Symphony for Strauss, Italian Songs and Rodgers and Hammerstein. 
****1
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Ratmansky's Nutcracker travels West

Mother Ginger and the polichinelles, scene from Ratmansky's the Nutcracker © Gene Schiavone
The moment a mouse peeked out of a stewpot in the kitchen of the Stahlbaum’s kitchen, I knew that the current American Ballet Theatre version of The Nutcracker would keep me engaged all evening.
***11
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